CBS Films has acquired the movie rights to A.G. Riddle’s trilogy of “Atlantis” science-fiction novels.

The first book in the trilogy, “The Atlantis Gene,” centers on a brilliant geneticist and an international counterterrorism agent who must team up to thwart a global pandemic and solve the greatest mystery of all time: the truth behind the origins of humanity.

Riddle self-published “The Altantis Gene” in March, 2013. The final installment, “The Atlantis World,” was released May 15th and has reached Number 1 on Amazon Science Fiction rankings.

Riddle is a native of North Carolina and spent a decade starting and running Internet companies.

Winnie Kemp is overseeing the project for CBS Films.